Data Scientist Engineer (Operations)

Are you looking to use your data skills for social good? Are you a strong software or data engineer looking to get more hands on experience with data science? Then this role could be perfect for you.

Dataro is an ethically-minded ‘Data Science-as-a-Service’ startup that uses machine learning to help not-for-profits run more successful fundraising campaigns.

Machine Learning is our core technology, not a buzzword dreamed up by marketing. Everything you do to improve our models has a direct impact on causes that matter in the real world.

Our operations team performs a vital role, helping our customers get set up with Dataro and getting the most out of the system. We’re looking for seriously talented people to join this team.

In This Role, You’ll Get To

  • Perform QA of model predictions and automation of QA tasks.
  • Analyse data and produce reports to support Dataro’s business objectives and clients.
  • Assist clients through the onboarding process including QA of ML models, predictions and related tools.
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and investigation of data, systems and models in response to customer success queries.
  • Analyse, maintain and improve of Dataro’s integration, data transformation and modelling systems.
  • Work primarily with Python, SQL (Postgres + Athena/Presto + DuckDB), but you may be required to pick up and work with other technologies on an adhoc basis.
  • Improve and maintain a high-quality codebase through adherence to style, linting, testing, code review, and working with a shared git repository.
  • Discuss and collaborate with the team to understand and solve problems.
  • Investigate issues with and help to improve our data transformation pipelines.
  • Work side-by-side with experienced data scientists and data engineers.

On The First Day, We’ll Expect You To Have

  • Extremely strong Python skills.
  • Extremely strong SQL skills.
  • Strong DS skills.
  • Experience with databases, professional software engineering practices
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or related field (or equivalent work experience).

It’s Great, But Not Required, If You Have Experience With

  • The fundraising and non-profit sector
  • Startups
  • AWS (EC2, Batch, Lambda, S3, Athena)
  • DuckDB
  • GIt, CI/CD pipelines

We are based in Surry Hills and have flexible WFH arrangements. We value a diverse workforce.

How to apply?

Create a 1-minute video of you explaining why you want to work at Dataro, what makes you a good engineer and what is the hardest problem you’ve ever solved. Send the video and your CV to